Cunnick: Paginate_links uses the current value defined by the_post I believe, not 100% certain I’d have t olook
Dickstein: I can’t see an obvious way to p*** in the target query
Enstad: Ahh of course, you don’t want pagination, you want the_posts_navigation perhaps ?
Dickstein: Oh. I’ve got my nomenclature wrong?
Regal: Pagination would be if the post was split with the !–more– tag
Gallmon: They know which query to paginate for because you can force that, and at any one point of time, the global $post only populates one queries’ object anyway
Dommel: Next_posts_link or next_post_link should work regardless
Dickstein: Ollivierre: ah, ok. I’m trying to either get a list of numbers which will take the site user to a page with the next set of posts, or “next/previous” links.
Dickstein: I’m doing this on a static front page too. I seem to recall that this can complicate things
Mcconnal: Yeah you want the_posts_navigation 😛
Banez: Just make sure you’ve called the_post first, and make sure you call the_posts_navigation before you reset the loop
Dickstein: Ollivierre: is there a page in the codex for the_posts_navigation?
Warzybok: Https://developer.----escape_autolink_uri:a03ded6cd97ffffa8f7b4e1454f3eecc----.org/reference/functions/the_posts_navigation/ ?
Dickstein: Ok. so ‘the_posts_navigation’ simple echo’s ‘get_the_posts_navigation’, which ***umes that it is being used in the main loop.
Dickstein: So, how would I force it to paginate for a custom query?
Trickel: Brandis: Yupyup .d or .dev cant’ remember which or both?
Liverman: It’s a very extensive one though
Dickstein: I honestly did try it.
Dickstein: But I must be missing something: what do you mean by “resetting the postdata”?
Barbish: You didn’t know you need to reset queries?
Dickstein: Like I said before, I havent worked out pagination yet.
Dickstein: I’ve always found it confusing
Knaus: No you need to reset post data / queries no matter what
Kast: As long as you have created a new query
Dickstein: Interesting. for some reason I’ve never absorbed that bit of info.
Duntz: Probably the source of most of your grief
Trennell: You should read up on how the loop and queries work
Flurry: Then you’d understand why a reset is needed
Dickstein: Like, I write custom queries every other day. and I’ve only ever seen advice to “reset the postdata” when trying to do pagination
Hinegardner: You were probably lucky in the manner that your queries didn’t end up stacking
Lujan: Hey guys, how do i get started with wp theme development? would appreciate for someone pointing me a good tutorial
Dickstein: Ok, I’ve got this so far: http://pastebin.com/xZvcB5Qc
Dickstein: Still no pagination though
Dickstein: Aforavi: the best source I can think of is “digging into wordpress“, by Chris Coyier
Dickstein: Aforavi: but there’s tons of info in the codex
Szermer: Aforavi: it is a good thing to start with a good starter theme, like underscores
Cortinas: Aforavi: Google result for underscores wp theme – http://underscores.me/
Jenista: Mpol: & Ostiguy I’ve got a starter theme with me now
Dickstein: Ok, this is what I have so far, but I’m still not getting any pagination: http://pastebin.com/YFvvpsxN
Dickstein: Whoops. I missed something out in that paste. here’s the corrected snippet: http://pastebin.com/Jm58RqfH
Dickstein: Ok, next attempt: http://pastebin.com/CC9Q8c2X
Dickstein: Still no pagination showing though
Dickstein: Ok. I still haven’t managed to get it working. I’ve posted a question on wordpress.stackexchange, if anyone can help: http://----escape_autolink_uri:a03ded6cd97ffffa8f7b4e1454f3eecc----.stackexchange.com/questions/201899/how-do-i-get-pagination-working-with-custom-wp-queries